Far East Exploratory Sojourn

Monday 23rd to Monday 30th November 2020

 7 nights on Spirit of Freedom

exploratory diving in the Coral Sea

Join our small group of experienced divers venturing out into the Coral Sea for stunning sites with amazing diving!

​​Sleek and spacious, the ‘Spirit of Freedom’ offers the best in live-aboard dive cruising.

​This is a rare opportunity to explore the offshore Coral Sea Reefs of Flinders and Lihou Reefs. A first for Spirit of Freedom, we will travel 240km east of Cairns to explore the rarely visited Lihou Reefs, where you will find the sheer walls, gin clear water, and schools of pelagics typical of the Coral Sea reefs.

 

Depending on the weather we will spend a second day of diving at Flinders Reef or head north to Herald Cays, another Coral Sea Reef, known for its amazing corals and swim-throughs. The last day will be spent diving the Holmes Reef.

 

​This trip has our own Trip Leader on board the boat and in Cairns, taking care of all logistics of for you!

Dates:

Mon 23rd to Mon 30th November 2020

Dives:

27 available

Tariffs:

$4474 AU per person quad share

$5149 AU per person twin share

from $5149 AU per person double

(2 booking together)

 

all subject to availability at time of booking

 

Itinerary

Mon 23rd:

  • Arrive into Cairns airport in morning

  • Transfer to city café meeting place

  • Last minute dive shopping?

  • 3pm pick up to board our luxury liveaboard dive boat

  • Briefings, dinner and overnight travel to Flinders Reef

Tue 24th:

  • Start our dive, eat, sleep, repeat routine!

  • Diving Flinders Reef in the Coral Sea

  • Opportunity to do up to 4 dives

  • Overnight travel to Magdelaine Cays

Wed 25th:

  • More of dive, eat, sleep, routine

  • Diving Magdelaine Cays

  • Opportunity to do 5 dives including 1 night dive

  • Overnight travel to Lihou Reef

Thu 26th:

  • Diving Lihou Reef

  • Opportunity to do 5 dives including 1 night dive

  • Remain anchored at Lihou reef overnight

Fri 27th:

  • Our routine keeps continuing

  • Diving Lihou Reef

  • Opportunity to do 4 dives

  • Overnight travel to Herald Cays

Sat 28th:

  • Diving Herald Cays

  • Opportunity to do 5 dives including 1 night dive

  • Overnight travel to Holmes Reef

Sun 29th:

  • Diving Holmes Reef

  • Opportunity to do 4 dives

  • Farewell dinner on board

  • Overnight travel to Cairns

Mon 30th:

  • Arrive Cairns early morning

  • Breakfast on board

  • Disembark 7.30-8.00am

  • Free day in Cairns before you fly out

  • Or, extend and do local tours

  • Great memories and fond farewells till next Sojourn!

Inclusions
  • Transfers in Cairns

  • Dive boat trip

  • All meals on boat

  • Share cabin with en-suite

  • Reef tax

  • Trip t-shirt

  • Photography competition

  • Quiz

  • Trip Lead​er

  • Tanks and weights

Optional Extras
  • Dive gear or bring your own

  • Nitrox fills

​​Upgrades

  • Oceanview cabins

  • Nights in Cairns before and after boat trip

  • Local tours

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • your airfares, home town transfers and travel insurance are not included

  • fly in no later than 11am Monday 23rd November

  • fly out from late Monday 30th November

  • optional accommodation before &/or after boat

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